MOSCOW, May 20 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Tverskoy District Court on Thursday sentenced Eugeny Yesenov, Russia’s national born in the Republic of Kalmykia, to 4 years in penal colony for beating a policeman at the illegal rally held in central Moscow on January 23, the court’s press service told RAPSI.

The man was found guilty of using force against a representative of authority. Earlier, he admitted his guilt.

Unauthorized rallies in support of Navalny were held in Moscow and other Russian cities in late January and early February.